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2022 New Works Festival Play Submissions Now Open at Cincinnati LAB Theatre

CLT_logo2Cincinnati LAB Theatre is now planning its ninth producing season and accepting submissions to fill three original play readings and two fully staged workshop productions for its 2022 New Works Festival.

Cincinnati LAB Theatre will be producing these scripts over two weekends in a rotating festival format. The workshop/rehearsal process for productions will begin on June 11, 2022. Performance dates run July 21-30.

To be considered for a staged reading a playwright must submit an original, unpublished, fully realized script of at least 30 minutes in length. To be considered for a fully staged workshop production a playwright must submit an original, unpublished, fully realized script of at least 45min in length that has previously had at least one verifiable staged reading. Only plays allowing for 6 actors or less will be accepted. Erotica and pornography will not be considered. Playwrights must be available in person and/or by video conference for the entirety of the rehearsal/workshop process. All playwrights must be present for at least one performance. Plays previously produced as staged readings by Cincinnati LAB Theatre will be given special consideration for fully staged workshop productions. Once scripts are chosen playwrights will be paired with a director and cast to fulfill the rehearsal/workshop process. Directors and cast will be chosen by Cincinnati LAB Theatre.

Submissions for the two summer festival readings and the two summer festival productions will be accepted between November 26, 2021 and February 14, 2022. Submissions will be accepted by emailing a script to cincylabsubmit@gmail.com.

Please attach the script to the email as a portable document file (.pdf). In the body of the email please include the playwright’s full contact information. Furthermore, if the play has been previously workshopped and/or had a staged reading, please provide all the pertinent details of the workshop and/or reading. Include in the subject line of your submission email: Submission-Playwright’s Name-Play Title. There is a $5 submission fee. This fee covers the cost to pay readers. Please submit your fee through Venmo to @CincyLAB. Kindly use the subject line from your submission email for the “What’s it for?”

lease feel free to contact one of the artistic directors directly by emailing us at cincinnatilabtheatre@gmail.com if you have any questions for concerns.

Elizabeth Harris, Bob Allen, and Torie Pate
Co-Artistic Directors
Cincinnati LAB Theatre

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DAUGHTER OF WAR Runs Oct. 28-Nov. 6

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Poster by Eric Kilpatrick

Cincinnati Lab Theatre
Oct. 28-Nov. 6
Madcap Education Center [Cheviot]

Written by Elizabeth a. Harris
Directed by Rachel Mock

Cast: Kate Mock Elliot, David Derringer, Bob Allen & Lydia Nol

Anna wants a normal life with her daughter and, Jack, the man she loves. But war changes a person, as she discovers upon her return from serving in Iraq. As she manages her civilian life she must face the demons that haunt her and threaten to tear her world apart. DAUGHTER OF WAR by Elizabeth A. Harris is one woman’s journey through war, love, and the hope for a better tomorrow.

10/26/21 COVID-19 Policy: Due to the ongoing pandemic we are requiring all of our audience members to wear masks.

  • Thu, Oct. 28 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, Oct. 29-30 at 8pm
  • Thu, Nov. 4 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, Nov. 5-6 at 8pm

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Cincinnati Lab Theatre
July 22-31
Madcap Education Center [Cheviot]

Cincinnati LAB Theatre’s New Works Festival will present three fully staged workshop productions and three original play readings in a rotating festival repertoire over two weekends. For a list of all productions including descriptions, playwrights and directors, click here.

  • Thu, July 22 at 8pm – MARRIED LIFE
  • Fri, July 23 at 8pm – THE SECRET LIFE OF BROS
  • Sat, July 24 at 8pm – MARRIED LIFE
  • Sun, July 25 at 7:30pm – A GHOST OF A CHANCE*
  • Tue, July 27 at 7:30pm – SLAY*
  • Wed, July 28 at 7:30pm – BREAKZ*
  • Thu, July 29 at 8pm – SHIRT. BROWN. HONSTY. 
  • Fri, July 30 at 8pm – THE SECRET LIFE OF BROS
  • Sat, July 31 at 8pm – SHIRT. BROWN. HONSTY.
    * Staged readings.

For a list of all productions including descriptions, playwrights and directors, click here.

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Online Auditions Announced for New Works Festival 2021 at Cincinnati Lab Theatre

CLT_logo2Cincinnati LAB Theatre is holding online auditions and we would love for you to submit! Please include a self-taped audition video with two contrasting monologues (each one minute in length), a headshot, a resume, and our audition form (available on our website in the auditions section).

If you are interested in being a crew member please submit a resume and our audition form. You may email your submission to our email at: cincinnatilabtheatre@gmail.com.

All auditions must be submitted by May 31st at 11:59PM EST for consideration for our New Works Festival 2021. If necessary there will be potential in-person callbacks held on June 4th, 2021.

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PARALLEL WALLS Runs Online Feb. 19-21 at Cincinnati Lab Theatre

LAB_Parallel Walls logoLAB is excited to announce that our seventh season continues this February with a live-streamed staged reading of PARALLEL WALLS by Jeffrey K. Miller.

Directed by Elizabeth a. Harris. Starring: Aaron Epstein, Eric Kilpatrick, Adam Bass, Rachael Maye Aronoff, Linda Callahan, and Torie Pate.

A vicious hate crime involving three young men quickly casts victim and predator, but is there a greater shared victimhood? What is the media’s responsibility in skewing the narrative to fit a mold?

PARALLEL WALLS illuminates the complicated motivations of these men through the framework of contrasting family histories. It’s an exploration of masculinity, love, sexual stigma, and a great psychological paradox: do we build walls to keep others out, or to keep something in?

Join us on February 19th, 20th, and 21st 2021 at 7pm via zoom. Tickets will be available for purchase on Tikly’s website at: https://go.tikly.co/cincinnatilabtheatre

All performances will be performed remotely and live-streamed via Zoom on the show dates only. Once you have purchased a ticket you will not be sent a link to access the show until the date of the performance. Thirty minutes before show time you will be sent a link and password for the Zoom performance via email to access the show.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to seeing you all at the live-stream!

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